New climate warnings in old permafrost

Permafrost in Herschel Island by Boris Radosavljevic

by Bob Berwyn, Inside Climate News  Highlights A new study in Science Advances says that only a few degrees of warming is needed for large scale permafrost thawing, which would release methane and carbon dioxide that has been trapped in the frost  The permafrost regions of the arctic hold more carbon dioxide than the Earth’s … Read more

Tropical forests losing ability to absorb CO2, study says

by Daisy Dunne, Carbon Brief, January 27, 2020 Highlights Tropical forests are losing their ability to capture carbon dioxide from the air due to deforestation.  The boreal forests found in cool temperature, high mountain ranges are sequestering more CO2 than tropical forests due to the rise of the CO2 Fertilization Effect Roughly 30% of all … Read more